The Colbert Report Report

Fast Forward

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Quality vs Slashiness

Comparative reporting

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“Very gradual change we can believe in”

JesusBot is among us; repent of thy sins

What song do you test a nanotube radio with?

The case of the disappearing teaspoons

Researchers in Australia conducted a longitudinal cohort study of the displacement of teaspoons in an Australian research institute. Be sure to read the responses where they bring in Avram Davidson.

Die Puny Humans

I have worked in artificial intelligence for decades, and the idea of a robot making decisions about human termination is terrifying. Policymakers seem to have an understanding of AI that lies in the realms of science fiction and myth.

Noel Sharkey on Robotic Warfare at The Guardian

“Two thirds of all Lancashire participants had a dream about work”

Does eating cheese cause weird dreams? SCIENCE steps in and says yes; moreover, different kinds of cheese cause different kinds of dreams. (NB: Study commissioned on behalf of the British Cheese Board; draw your own conclusions.)

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